by United State of Women | Updated on 5.4.18
Undocumented families living in the United States frequently report forgoing or delaying care because they fear that they will be reported to immigration officials. As a result, conditions that are easily addressed through prevention or early treatment are more likely to progress into serious health issues. Aggressive deportation policies, a rapid and significant expansion of detention and incarceration practices, including an increase in the use of expedited removal practices targeting women and children, coupled with the expanded role of for-profit prison companies and an outdated immigration system, have only exacerbated the already significant barriers to care and safety that immigrants, particularly woman face. The result that has been a climate of panic and fear that permeates communities and creates conditions where the deprivation of rights, family disruption, inadequate access to health care, and abuse become commonplace.
– Issue a moratorium on deportation until reforms and protections are set in a place for undocumented families and workers residing in the U.S.
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No, we should issue a moratorium on all immigration to the U.S. We have taken in and supported immigrants from all over (but especially Mexico) and it's putting a huge strain on our economy and resources. The United States has always been a compassionate and giving nation. We give billions of dollars to numerous foreign countries (even those who openly hate us!), and we take in and support countless immigrants, and the numbers of them coming over is increasing and is never-ending. This has to stop. It's time we concentrate on helping America and American citizens (especially our Veterans!). We can't keep taking on other countries problems!